My my, those good people at Radio Times have been busy recently havenâ€™t they? Not only has the publication created a special edition one off magazine dedicated to the Doctorâ€™s companions over the series entire run, itâ€™s also done a special poll to find out who is, the Ultimate Companion!
First things first, the limited edition Doctor Who Companions Special magazine is a whopping 164 pages! It includes never before seen photos and material from the (very extensive) Radio Times library. Profiling over 40 companions from the showâ€™s start in 1963 up until present day, you also get to hear the stories from the actors and actresses who have wowed us over the years as some of the Doctorâ€™s best friends.
This is an exclusive Radio Times publication and will not be available in the shops. Itâ€™s a tidy Â£9.99 and delivery to your door is free, so get cracking now and go order yours before they run out! Contact details are below.
Meanwhile, the new Radio Times that is out on Tuesday 16th November 2010 will be publishing the results of its Doctor Who Companion poll that was recently voted for. If you donâ€™t want to know the results, look away… now:
1 Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)
2 Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen)
3 Donna Noble (Catherine Tate)
4 K-9 (John Leeson/David Brierley)
5 Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)
6 Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman)
7 Ace (Sophie Aldred)
8 Leela (Louise Jameson)
9 Jo Grant (Katy Manning)
10 Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart (Nicholas Courtney)
11 Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman)
12 Jamie McCrimmon (Frazer Hines)
13 Romana II (Lalla Ward)
14 Tegan Jovanka (Janet Fielding)
15 Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins)
16 Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant)
17 River Song (Alex Kingston)
18 Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter)
19 Polly (Anneke Wills)
20 Turlough (Mark Strickson)
A few companions noticeable by their absence here, whereâ€™s Ian Chesterton and poor Adric? Obviously they werenâ€™t deemed cool enough to hit the top twenty, never mind! What are your thoughts people, an accurate grading here or are the results suprising?
The new edition of the Radio Times is out now – you can order the exclusive companions special by calling 0844 543 9836